Tag Archives: Academia

In which I receive a prestigious award

Medieval Otaku has recently bequeathed me yet another one of these award things. The rules seem pretty familiar: Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog Share 7 facts about yourself Nominate at most 15 … Continue reading

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Creative blogger award

About a billion years ago, I got nominated by both Jubilare and Medieval Otaku for a so-called “Creative Blogger Award.” Perhaps it’s time I get around to writing something about it here. The rules are as follows: Thank the person … Continue reading

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From Athens to Jerusalem to the ivory tower

“The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.” – Proverbs 4:7 I think it was Leo Strauss who quipped, “what has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” It’s not a sentiment that I agree with … Continue reading

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Academia as self-parody

In the middle of doing some research for a paper on Gerard Manley Hopkins, I happened to come across a quotation from an address to the MLA given by one fellow called Jonathan Culler: If “love” were a pure, disinterested … Continue reading

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Theology and academia

I’ve had more free time than usual this week. But, as my previous post suggests, I’ve spent a lot of it with a controller in hand. It’s shameful, I know, that I’m not studying Koine Greek declensions, but hey, even … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here?

I’ve been trying to get a handle on exactly what shape I’d like my burgeoning theological career* to take. And I feel like I’ll have to get a tentative idea soon, as I can see no option that won’t require … Continue reading

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Academics and their blogs

Corey Robin argues that academics aren’t abandoning a popular audience for the Ivory Tower. Rather, they’ve just taken to blogging instead: Academics used to face a hard choice between writing for sequestered journals that few people read and newspapers and … Continue reading

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Now with 60% more Studiorum

So it turns out I’m going back to school in a month – to get my Master of Theological Studies degree. When I started this blog, I was wrapping up my undergraduate degree and my situation disconcertingly mirrored where I … Continue reading

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